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Glass Foam

Category
Code
GLA292
Country
France
Brand
Steven Akoun

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Glass foam by designer Steven Akoun is a versatile material made entirely from industrial waste glass and a natural recycled foaming agent. It creates a raw and mineral aesthetic to interior spaces.

Its lightweight cellular structure makes it a great sound and temperature insulator. It reacts well to light, absorbs/retains water and sharpens blades. It is a fire retardant thanks to its extreme heat resistance.

Glass foam’s colour depends on the origin of the glass and added mineral foaming agent. It can be shaped inside moulds, fused with ordinary glass and re-flamed to obtain a vitreous surface.

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